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How common are panic attacks?

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Last Updated: 11/05/2019 at 9:11am
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Top Rated Answers
Aditi24
November 3rd, 2014 7:03am
Every individual experiences it at some point or the other as each one of is tends to be nervous about things that we really want in our lives.
leahlistens2
February 15th, 2016 8:19pm
Panic attacks are more common than you'd think, Everyone experiences panic differently. Personally I would have 3-5 a week. Until I understood how to control them, medication free.
redwhispers
October 25th, 2014 11:43pm
The occurrence of panic differ for different people. Have you been diagnosed with PTSD, or an anxiety disorder? Do you have these attacks often? If you are more curious on this for yourself or a loved one, you should consider seeing a counselor or therapist if yo are experiencing these often.
Anonymous
September 18th, 2014 1:04pm
Panic attacks are fairly common. Some people experience panic attacks on a regular basis and are diagnosed with panic disorder. Roughly six million Americans experience panic disorder every year.
William007
October 23rd, 2014 8:33pm
Panic attacks can happen any where at any time. Wherever a stressor is involved a panic attack could result.
Anonymous
October 29th, 2014 12:00pm
Surprisingly enough, panic attacks are much more common than you probably think they are. This isn't known very well because a lot of people tend to hide away when experiencing one, and pretend they are completely find after its over.
Anonymous
November 3rd, 2014 4:39pm
It depends on the person and circumstances. When my Generalized Anxiety Disorder was at its worst, I would have one every other day.
Anonymous
November 4th, 2014 7:42am
They are more common than many think. If you have them often, maybe you should seek help for it. It's nothing to be ashamed of.
Anonymous
November 5th, 2014 9:29pm
Thats deppends of the problem. Overthinking and anxiety can trigger the attacks. It´s really commun.
Artemis6
November 10th, 2014 6:53pm
Panic attacks are pretty common in the society. Panic attacks occur not because someone is weak, it is just the body's response to stressful situations in which the body goes into flight mode rather than a fight mode.
Arkelight
December 27th, 2014 10:41pm
Figures show that panic attacks are very common in the general population. In the UK, 1 in 10 people will experience some form of a panic attack on occasion.
Anonymous
January 7th, 2015 10:22am
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older (18% of U.S. population).
msgoldie326
March 18th, 2015 2:34am
Panic attacks are very common. A lot of people have panic attacks at some point in their life. There is eve such thing as panic disorder which is when someone has multiple panic attacks and then occur more frequently and for no solid reason.
dantesinferno
May 2nd, 2015 3:44am
Depends on the person. Also it depends on triggers and what they are. The proximity of the triggers. Not everyone is the same and panic attacks can't be measured like that.
Spiderman93
May 8th, 2015 1:51am
panic attacks vary for everyone. some people have them daily. others have them once or twice in a lifetime. if you are having them, i would suggest maybe seeing a doctor. wishing you the best.
Bipolarity
May 14th, 2015 8:29pm
Everyone is different, and I can only speak for myself. For myself, panic attacks only really come out when I'm in a bipolar mania. Then, they are there to stay. They won't go until I heal...
Anonymous
September 15th, 2015 10:56pm
Panic attacks are actually quite common among people who have been through something serious or have anxiety, it can be triggered by anything .
iwaslonelytoo
September 22nd, 2015 4:34am
It depends, it can happen anytime at any place. Personally for me, it happened every time I went out in public or had to SPEAK in public.
Anonymous
February 16th, 2016 4:39am
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
RileyTwiggs
May 30th, 2016 4:28am
Very. They can happen either because of stress or they can be indicative of GAD or a panic disorder. Either way, if you find that you are having panic attacks, you should seek professional help from a therapist to determine the cause.
Brittany8013
May 29th, 2018 9:59pm
Panic attacks can be very common. Anxiety is a natural human reaction to fear, how intense that reaction varies from person to person.
wonderfulBubbles39
November 5th, 2019 9:11am
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) the prevalence for panic attacks in the United States and Europe combined is around 2 - 3% of adults. This might not sound like a lot, but in reality that is almost around 35 million people in those continents alone, and these would only really account for people that have reported their panic attacks, not even people that have had them once or twice or very occasionally. Never feel like you're alone, panic attacks are common enough to be listed diagnostically, so it can not really be that rare, can it?